Technical Documentation

authentication-key

Syntax

authentication-key key;

Hierarchy Level

[edit interfaces interface-name unit logical-unit-number family inet address address vrrp-group group-id],[edit logical-systems logical-system-name interfaces interface-name unit logical-unit-number family inet address address vrrp-group group-id]

Release Information

Statement introduced before JUNOS Release 7.4.

Description

Configure a Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) IPv4 authentication key. You also must specify a VRRP authentication scheme by including the authentication-type statement.

All routers in the VRRP group must use the same authentication scheme and password.

Options

key—Authentication password. For simple authentication, it can be 1 through 8 characters long. For Message Digest 5 (MD5) authentication, it can be 1 through 16 characters long. If you include spaces, enclose all characters in quotation marks (“ ”).

Usage Guidelines

See Configuring VRRP Authentication (IPv4 Only).

Required Privilege Level

interface—To view this statement in the configuration.

interface-control—To add this statement to the configuration.


Published: 2010-01-13